Wildfires in Northern Europe Description Norwegian forests cover 38% of the land area in the country. Many residential buildings in Norway are in proximity to wildland vegetation. Besides, a large number of such houses were built using wooden construction materials, posing a great wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fire risk. Due to the long and narrow territory of Norway, a large population in northern Norway relies heavily on the infrastructures in the forest, such as power grids and telecommunication towers. Therefore, it is crucial for Norway to reliably detect forest fires and protect the critical infrastructures in the early stage. To improve prevention and preparedness for wildland fire, several field exercises on forest fires are carried out each year in Norway by local firefighters, Norwegian Fire School (NBSK), and the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB). The Norwegian pilot use case will be connected to such exercises. Measurements obtained from the field exercises will be used as the inputs to test the passive fire protection technologies provided by partners.
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